Who is Myrtle from Channel 4’s Mandy and Myrtle?

Who is Myrtle from Channel 4's Mandy and Myrtle?

Channel 4 welcomes a brand new series on Tuesday 7th of September called Mandy and Myrtle.

The comedy series will follow actress, Amanda Holden and her nan, Myrtle as she moves into her house.

The preview for the series which has brought confusion to viewers features Amanda and her ‘nan’ – or whoever is dressed up as Myrtle.

As many have been questioning who exactly Myrtle is, we have all of your questions answered!

Who is Myrtle?

The elder Holden girl, Myrtle is being played by Leigh Francis, an English comedian, actor, writer, director and producer.

Best known for playing the role of Keith Lemon in many ITV shows including Through the Keyhole and Celebrity Juice, which Amanda Holden has also featured on.

Leigh, 48, is from Beeston, Leeds where he resides with his wife, Jill and daughter, Matilda.

With an estimated net worth of $10 million, the 5 foot 9 comedian will continue to make viewers laugh in his newest role of Myrtle.

The other famous faces appearing on Mandy and Myrtle

So far, only two famous faces have been confirmed as making guest appearances on the show – and there is no doubt that you will recognise them.

Strictly Come Dancing judge known for his harsh critiques, Craig Revel Horwood will be making a stop off at the Holden household.

Another daytime-TV face that you can’t miss is Grandma Myrtle’s favourite presenter, Ben Shepherd. Best known for Good Morning Britain and gameshow, Tipping Point, Ben will be spending the day with Myrtle and Mandy.

When and where to watch Mandy and Myrtle

The mockumentary will consist of eight parts beginning on Tuesday the 7th of September.

Each episode will last 30 minutes featuring a double-bill on Tuesday 7th. On every week at 10 pm, following Married at First Sight UK, the double-bill will begin at 10, with the second episode following at 10:30 pm.

Each episode will air on Channel 4 and will be available to watch on catch-up via All 4.



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